Earth Day in Bolivia

Green (Living) Review

From Copenhagen to Cancun, Indigenous Peoples Vow to Defend the "Rights of Mother Earth" & Condemn Predatory 'REDD' Forest Programs by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Cochabamba, Bolivia: As Earth Day celebrations commenced around the world, Indigenous Peoples from across the Americas gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia to close the historic conference on climate change and the "Rights of Mother Earth" hosted by President Evo Morales.

Bolivia To Protect Endangered Dolphin

Eco Friendly Daily

While the answer would vary depending upon the expert and species, one species which has been considered worthy of rescue is the Amazon river dolphin in Bolivia, which is also known as a pink dolphin. This title ensures that the species will now be protected in Bolivia and will not be able to be hunted. Species, non-human and human alike, are facing a growing number of environmental problems which are more frequently becoming life or death situations.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

50 governments expected at Bolivia Climate Conference in April

Green (Living) Review

People's World Conference on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth 19-22 April 2010 Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia The Plurinational State of Bolivia will host an historic conference on climate change in April with an expected attendance of more than 10,000 people along with government representatives from around 50 countries. Source: ESTADO PLURINACIONAL DE BOLIVIA – MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. The First World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (WPCCC) took place April 19-22 near Cochabamba, Bolivia. Sociologist Raul Prada, Bolivia’s vice minister for strategic state planning, indicated that the Cochabamba summit would pay attention to a range of causes of climate change rather than focus on greenhouse gases alone.

Countries on front line of climate change join experts and activists in Bolivia for World Peoples' Conference

Green (Living) Review

Beginning Monday, April 19th, some 15,000 people from around the world along with representatives of 70 governments, mainly from Least Developed Countries, will meet in Cochabamba, Bolivia, for the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. Bolivia is facing a rapid loss of its glaciers due to global temperature change, while small island states such as Comoros will be in attendance to discuss rising sea levels.

Bolivia responds to US on climate debt: "If you break it, you buy it."

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In response to the US chief negotiator Todd Stern's rejection of paying it's climate debt - the principle of polluter pays - Pablo Solon, Bolivia's ambassador to the United Nations said the following: "Admitting responsibility for the climate crisis without taking necessary actions to address it is like someone burning your house and then refusing to pay for it. "In Bolivia we are facing a crisis we had no role in causing.

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

Green Traveler Guides

Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

What Bolivia And The Bedouin Have In Common

Green Prophet

Bolivia will soon pass a law called “The Law of Mother Earth.&# Evo Morales is Bolivia’s first indigenous president from native Aymara descent. It is not only in Bolivia that indigenous people enjoy a closer relationship to nature and internalize the concept of interdependence. As evidenced by Bolivia’s historic ruling, ancient architectural methods, and even ancient culinary practices, indigenous people intuitively trump our shallow understanding of nature.

No Surprise: Protected Areas Work

Nature Conservancy - Science

More strictly protected areas are not necessarily more protective: evidence from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Thailand. They find that in Bolivia, Indonesia and Thailand a more strict protection level equals less deforestation. Yes, protected areas do have less deforestation — usually. Photo: Mark Godfrey. By Craig Leisher , senior social scientist. Ferraro, P. et al.

Biggest environmental news stories of the decade

AGreenLiving

Brazil and Bolivia were particularly hit hard. Eco Green Recycle alabama animals bolivia conservation environment features island kiribati madagascar mexico national plastic puerto-ricoAs we begin a new decade, we’re taking a look over the biggest environmental news stories since 2010.

2019 36

Jewelry by Pippa Small: Impactful and Joyous (in More Ways than Just Aesthetically)

Eco Chic

And the designer doesn’t just have an eye for style, she works with what is the world’s 1st registered Fairtrade gold mine in Bolivia , and partnered with Afghanistan-based charity Turtle Mountain , which is working to regenerate the country’s traditional arts. ” Creative Arts Fair Fashion Featured afghanistan bolivia british charity cocktail ring earrings fairtrade gold Jewelry necklace

2011 56

Ice, snow, so where’s the global warming?

Green Blog

In another good article , Bolivia’s ambassador to the United Nations explains the seriousness of even sharper cuts in emissions, and also his concept of “climate debt.&#. Global Warming Bill McKibben Bolivia climate change climate change deniers climate debt climate deniers cold Cop15 denialism deniers glaciers global warming denialism global warming deniers Greenland ice North Pole snow UN USAPhoto credit: laszlo-photo.

2009 68

Ecological unequal exchange is helping Europe maintain its leading role, greenhouse gases and overconsumption

Green Blog

Venezuela and Bolivia who are both oil rich nations have lately tried to stand up against the energy and political influence from the core nations. Similar things are happening in Bolivia where the President Evo Morales have nationalized the countries energy industry. “To secure future oil imports USA is now using “force to reassert dominance” via “state terror and coercion” in Afghanistan and Iraq.&#.

Pope Francis calls for new economic order, criticises capitalism

Green (Living) Review

In Bolivia during his tour of South America, Pope Francis on Thursday urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a "new colonialism" by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the "sacred rights" of labour, lodging and land.

Green gambling? You bet! 3 sure-fire ways to win for the environment

Green Traveler Guides

No wonder the casino industry is worth some $30 billion—more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of Bolivia! | Follow The Green | Nearly seven in ten Americans will gamble this year, and that statistic is matched or doubled-down in other parts of the world. Green, in gaming, usually means the color of money, or […] Green gambling? You bet! 3 sure-fire ways to win for the environment is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Puerto Rico’s La Chiwinha: An Ethical, Global Gathering Place in San Juan

Eco Chic

’ Co-founders Karla (from Bolivia) and Joel (from Puerto Rico) met while he was serving in the Peace Corps in Bolivia. It’s name references the wooden umbrellas female vendors construct in the markets of Bolivia to sell their wares. Nestled on Calle González near the University of Puerto Rico in Santa Rita < Rio Piedras < San Juan, sits an airy, open market that calls itself a tea room, but is so much more.

History of the use of medicinal plants

Low Impact

The role of quinine (from the Chincona tree) was crucial in the treatment, and all our supplies came from Java, where it had been grown from seeds collected in Bolivia under the direction of Charles Ledger.

Indigenous Peoples of North America at Clime Conference in Cochabamba

Green (Living) Review

"We have traveled to Bolivia because President Morales has committed to bring our voices to the global stage at the next round of talks in Cancun."

The Dirty Secret About Quinoa – And Its Real Cost

Green Prophet

This healthy superfood filling up kitchen cupboards of ethical and vegetarian eaters comes at a high price for those in Peru and Bolivia . Overseas demand for the grain continues to grow which is all putting pressure on land in Peru and Bolivia that once produced a diverse range of crops to simply harvest quinoa. If you’re an vegan or vegetarian or someone who is just trying to eat a little more consciously , you know that shopping can be something of a nightmare.

Peru 80

Halloween in Nature: 10 Spooky Photos

Cool Green Science

1) Moonrise – Sunset/moonrise in Altiplano, Bolivia. If you look closely — in the dark shadows and under the thick fog — you’ll find signs of Halloween hiding in nature. In honor of this spooky holiday, we’re skipping the haunted house and heading outdoors for a glimpse at nature’s eerie forests and creepy critters. Presenting our top 10 Halloween in nature photographs. Mark Tinker.

POOR COUNTRIES LEAD RICH COUNTRIES IN REDUCING EMISSIONS

Green (Living) Review

NEW FIGURES SHOW DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE LEADING RICH COUNTRIES ON CUTTING EMISSIONS BANGKOK, 04/08/2011 - Today, as the UN climate talks came to a close in Bangkok, Ambassador Pablo Solon of the Plurinational State of Bolivia released UN statistics that showed, contrary to conventional wisdom, that developing countries are taking more climate action than developed countries. Source: Plurinational State of Bolivia

American Made, Fair Trade Gold Wedding Rings Now

Green (Living) Review

Reflective Images, a pioneer in the ethical sourcing and production of jewelry, is among the first in the United States to be sourcing their fair trade gold from two mining cooperatives certified under the Fair Labeling Organization: Sotrami in Peru and Cotapata in Bolivia. The company will be sourcing their fair trade gold from two mining cooperatives certified under the Fair Labeling Organization: Sotrami in Peru and Cotapata in Bolivia.

Repairing Damaged Soil for Sustainable Farming

Greentumble

And this is not an isolated pattern: Nicaragua, Bolivia and Romania all saw rainfall and flooding reach levels of severity the likes of which had not been known for almost 100 years. It’s undeniable that there’s a worrying trend of more. frequent flooding across the world, and more severe flooding when it occurs.

2018 46

Will Turkey’s New Constitution Include Ecological Protections?

Green Prophet

If adopted, Turkey would have a constitution like no other in Europe or North America — but somewhat similar to the constitutions of Ecuador and Bolivia, both of whose constitutions recognize legally binding rights of nature. Just last year in Bolivia, eleven new rights for nature were added to the constitution, protecting it from pollution, massive development, and genetic alteration.

Flora and Fauna: Definition, Importance and Examples

Greentumble

In the Andean steppe of Peru and Bolivia, 4000 meters above sea level you might come upon a very tall tree that has you feeling suddenly like you are Alice in Wonderland. Two hundred million years ago, Earth looked very different.

Asia 52

Electricity for Cuban mountain villages

Green (Living) Review

It is a non-profit making association which was founded in May 1992 with the goal to contribute to the energy turnaround in the Caribbean countries, mainly Cuba, but also in Nicaragua and meanwhile in South America, e.g. Venezuela and Bolivia thus replacing fossil energy sources without following the dangerous wrong track of nuclear energy Phaesun installs independent solar systems in the framework of the Karen e.V.

2014 126

How vegan demand for agar is killing Morocco’s red seaweed

Green Prophet

Prices have risen to such an extent that the poorer populations of Peru and Bolivia can no longer afford it and instead substitute for cheaper imported junk food. Sudden food crazes cause more havoc than we can imagine or perceive. Morocco is now battling the impacts of excess demand for “red-gold” sea weed, an alternative to animal-sourced gelatins for strict vegetarians.

Astonishing Facts About Wetlands

Greentumble

The largest wetlands in the world is the Plantanal extending over somewhere between 54,000 and 75,000 square miles (140,000 to 195,000 square kilometers) in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. The world’s largest protected wetland is the Llanos de Moxos, 17 million acres near the borders of Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.

Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

Greentumble

The mountain range extends from Venezuela, through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and the norther tropical portion within Argentina and Chile. Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today.

Bonn climate talks end with zero agreement on important key areas

Green (Living) Review

Bolivia, which was isolated at the end of the Cancún talks when it insisted on deeper emission cuts, said it was worried at the lack of ambition.

2011 109

Are Latin America’s Protected Areas Effective at Conserving Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bolivia lost 1,010 hectares (2,496 acres) to degradation on average inside each of its protected areas each year from 2004 to 2009. Sierra del Lacandon National Park, Guatemala. Photo: © Susan G. Ellis/TNC. By Craig Leisher, Senior Social Scientist. Protected areas are the single most important conservation strategy in the world, and Latin America has the most land within protected areas of any region of the world.

Developing countries doing more to save climate – Developed country leadership missing

Green (Living) Review

Bonn, Germany, May 3, 2013 – The Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) group, today, reminded developed countries that developing countries are doing more than their fair share to save the climate at the close of the first round of climate talks. A recent study by the Stockholm Environment Institute and Oxfam reveals that developing countries are going to contribute more to cutting greenhouse gases than developed countries.

Easter gift ideas from Present Aid

Green (Living) Review

Ten chicks (£27) is a classic Easter gift and could give a family in El Beni, Bolivia, a great chance to lift themselves out of poverty. Present Aid, the charity gift shop of international development charity Christian Aid, recently launched a new website offering a range of Easter themed gifts, the proceeds of which will help to fund Christian Aid’s work to end global poverty.

2013 116

Causes and Effects of Desertification on People and the Environment

Greentumble

Formerly, the second largest lake in Bolivia filled with diversity of fish and birds had completely dried up just in the span of three years, 2014 to 2017. The word ‘desertification’ may seem like a word. depicting very distant and abstract environmental problem that most of us do not consider being important in our daily lives. But we couldn’t be more mistaken, for desertification is slowly creeping up into our lives and has the power to change everything.

2019 80

80% of Middle East and Africa Concerned About Climate Change

Green Prophet

Latin America, which boasts climate trailblazers such as Bolivia’s Evo Morales , topped the world charts with 90% stating that global warming concerned them. According to a recent survey, Africa and the Middle East is the second region in the world that is most concerned about climate change. For those of us dealing with climate change and environmental issues in the Middle East , it can feel like the region i s constantly playing catch-up t o the rest of the developed world.

New England Patriots Head to Nicaragua

Eco Friendly Daily

Other countries receiving Bears shirts included Chad, Chile, Bolivia, , El Salvador, and Zimbabwe. Seconds after the New York Giants claimed victory in Super Bowl XLII, the players were sporting caps proclaiming their status as champions – this of course meant that similar caps and apparel emblazoned with the Patriot’s logo, were sitting unused and unwanted on the sidelines.

Copenhagen: Five Countries Agree On Tenative Climate Framework

Eco Friendly Daily

Cuba, Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have also expressed their anger regarding the proposed plan. Belief that a climate agreement would be met to replace the Kyoto Protocol persisted for years leading up to the climate change talks in Copenhagen. However, as the weeks grew closer to the meeting itself, countries began expressing the likelihood of no deals coming out of Copenhagen. Unfortunately, this does seem to have been the case at the end of the conference.

Do Fluorescent Chicks and Bunnies in Qatar Alienate Kids From Nature?

Green Prophet

What Bolivia and the Bedouin Have in Common. Science journalist Mike Shanahan took these pictures of dyed chicks while attending a conference in Qatar. He questions how antics like this impact children’s understanding of nature. Sometimes we come across a story and think “this can only happen in the Middle East.&#

2011 79

NO MORE CONDITIONS, NO MORE DELAYS - LIKE-MINDED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Green (Living) Review

The LMDC is comprised of several developing countries including the following: Bolivia, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Mali, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela) This press release is presented for your information only.

2012 122

Devastating gold rush in Peruvian Amazon rainforest as seen from space

AGreenLiving

An estimated 20% of that gold is illegally mined in places like Peru’s eastern state of Madre de Dios, which borders Bolivia and Brazil. The Peruvian Amazon is the world’s fourth largest tropical rainforest and an important biodiversity hotspot. But as usual, people are putting financial gain over preserving endemic and endangered species. As the price of gold has passed $1,700 an ounce, gold miners have swarmed the Amazon rainforest.

Peru 28

A twist on the traditional bouquet

Eco Friendly Daily

This species is found in freshwater from the Amazon River delta to the Andes, including parts of Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Guyana, and Venezuela. Apparently, some females like to be wooed with gifts. In the case of Amazonian river dolphins, weeds are much appreciated. Marine mammals are notoriously difficult to study, due to their aquatic habits and ability to move over large distances.

Potatoes to Feed a Hungry World

Eco Friendly Daily

With its origins in Peru and Bolivia, the potato was not introduced to Europe until around 1700. As food prices continue to soar in the wake of bio fuels and increasing gas prices, potatoes have taken their place in offsetting this economic strain. Rice, wheat, and corn have all gone up in price, causing poor countries to flinch at the rising costs and pull back from purchasing as much as before.

Harry's Nuts! declared elephant friendly

Green (Living) Review

Liberation Foods is co-owned by farming groups from Malawi , Mozambique , Bolivia , Brazil , Nicaragua , Peru , El Salvador and India. Harry’s Nuts!, the Fairtrade salted nuts from Harry Hill, have been declared ‘Elephant Friendly’ thanks to the work of Fairtrade cashew farmers in India in protecting an endangered species. The snacks are available in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and other outlets and the packs of cashews have an extra environmental boast with each munch.

2012 126